Sterling Boiler is Reaping the Benefits of a Unified Approach to Accessing & Processing Big Data
Sterling Industrial, like many of Traylor Bros. companies, conducts joint-venture jobs, which can be difficult to manage without a single enterprise resource planning software supporting the people, processes, and infrastructure. Traylor needed to establish an enterprise-wide ERP platform to manage its joint ventures, supporting both its family of companies and any outside contractors working within the same joint venture.
Further complicating matters, Sterling Industrial comprises multiple divisions and performs various job types in high volumes (+2,500 jobs/year with hundreds of sub-jobs and job codes). Financial controls had to be implemented to efficiently manage payroll, accounting, time and material, job costing, and reporting. In addition, Sterling Industrial is also a union contractor, working with and reporting to +40 different union organizations.
Trying to accomplish all of this with more than 2,500 jobs per year, 500 average employees, and significantly more if including joint venture employees (who must be paid weekly) can create tremendous challenges for Sterling.
eCMS v.4.1 ERP delivered Sterling Boiler a comprehensive Payroll application that is customizable to meet unique needs and still adjust on the fly, robust union and financial reporting capability, integrated Time & Material Billing, Job Costing, and Human Resources applications on a stable, reliable and scalable software platform.
The organization automated numerous processes and established real-time access and processing of enterprise-wide big data. None of these accomplishments would have been realized with disparate systems and processes—these dramatic business results stem from the implementation of a single ERP platform spanning the Traylor Companies.
“The benefits of eCMS have not just been significant, they’ve been immediate, measurable and we expect them to be long-lasting. Not only have we turned our focus away from slow manual processes, we continue to make faster, fact-based decisions that lead to more jobs being completed more efficiently, and we’re enjoying the growth and benefits associated with true automation,” said Ken Wahl, Director of Finance, Sterling Industrial.